Kristofer Ramos, a name that follows me everywhere I go, also the first thing I say when meeting someone new. My name represents me and my family wherever I go whether I like it or not so I have learned to embrace it and portray not only myself but my family in a positive way.
When I was younger I had millions of nicknames but I choose Kris because I liked the way it sounded instead of all the other ones, till this day people still call me that. I have a positive relationship with that name too.
My parents raised me with the mentality that nothing in life comes easy. If I wanted something I had to work hard for it. Nothing is easy and it never will be easy especially for a person of color. I think I do well with that with things that enjoy doing like sports I want to push myself to be the best I can be at all times and better the people around me.
Apart from my first name being different I share the same last name as my dad and my younger brother. I am very honored to share my last name with these two important people in my life. I am proud to be able to represent not only them but everyone else in my family wherever I go. My dad is respectful, hardworking, compassionate towards other people the list goes on. I want to portray himself through me, I want to be just like him in terms of personality. I still have a long way to go and many things I can learn from him.
I also aspire to be a role model for my younger brother the same way my dad is for me. The same way I am learning from my dad I want him to learn from me. I can also learn a couple of things from him. For example he always tries to see the positive in things and is alwaysTags: familyidentityLife Academy of Health and BioscienceLoveNameMemoir
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